ESOL Sc/E2.3f

Give a short description
(i) be able to use present tense, especially of be and have to describe a person, place or thing
(ii) know a number of descriptive adjectives, to add interest to a description
(iii) be able to make comparisons, using comparative adjectives, both with -er and with more
(iv) know that a description can be an expression of fact or of opinion

Used with an Entry Level 1 ESOL group.
1) Bring in some real objects such as a long red wool scarf, a green plastic bag, a small silver mobile phone. Discuss the word order used to describe them. Learners can describe their own bags, phones, and clothes as necessary and write some examples on the table.
2) Put the adjectives in order in the example sentences and check as a group.

Level
E1
E2
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E2.2a
ESOL Ws/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
Context
Independent living

An amusing yet effective way to practise speaking skills – particularly giving descriptions and explanations. Plus ideas for related writing work and suggested variations for those for whom a dating agency scenario is not appropriate.

Level
E2
E3
English
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.3d
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E3.4d
ESOL Sc/E3.4f
Context
Independent living

A board game that can be used to encourage speaking skills at many levels (ESOL or Literacy). With teaching ideas and curriculum links.

Level
E1
E2
E3
English
SLc/E1.4
SLc/E2.3
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4a
ESOL Sc/E1.4d
ESOL Sc/E2.3a
ESOL Sc/E2.3f
ESOL Sc/E3.4a
ESOL Sc/E3.4f
Context
Health, Social care, Early years